Ecolab 8-K 2006
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported) February 14, 2006
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Item 7.01 Regulation FD Disclosure.
As previously announced, Ecolab Inc. (Ecolab) has adopted SFAS 123(R), the new accounting standard for expensing stock options, effective as of the fourth quarter 2005, using the modified retrospective application method for all prior periods. Accordingly, as part of the transition to the new standard, all prior period financial statements have been restated to recognize share-based compensation expense historically reported in the Notes to our Consolidated Financial Statements.
Ecolab has posted comparative operating segment information for the quarterly and interim year-to-date periods ended March 31, June 30 and September 30, 2005 on our website at www.ecolab.com/investor, and the same information is furnished as Exhibits (99)B (99)D of this report.
A copy of the News Release issued by Ecolab in connection with this report under Item 7.01 is attached as Exhibit (99)A.
Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.
The following exhibits are furnished pursuant to Item 7.01 of Form 8-K and should not be deemed to be filed under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934.
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the Registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.